Sara Flynn attended the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, where she trained in ceramic design. In her final year of study, she began experimenting with porcelain, which she has worked with exclusively since having established her own studio in Kinsale in 2000, and then in Leap, West Cork in 2006. She now lives and works in Belfast.
Her work is distinguished by tactile surfaces and a rich spectrum of colours ranging from cool and subtle whites and celadons to rich and complex greys and blacks. The meticulous attention to detail in choosing both the forms made and the glazes applied results in work that is particularly refined and elegant.
Flynn's work is featured in many public and private collections throughout Ireland and the United States, including the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Cork, and Columbus State University in Georgia.
We are very pleased to announce that The Art Institute of Chicago acquired a work by Flynn from Erskine, Hall & Coe in 2011, and Chatsworth House acquired four of her works from the gallery in 2013. Additionally, one of her works which was purchased from our gallery was donated to the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Canada earlier this year.
Portrait of Sara photographed by Seán Curtin, courtesy of Limerick School of Art & Design.